My family and I have never been in the place we are right now. Uncharted territory! Exciting. And unnerving. It’s uncomfortable for sure. Stretching us in every way imaginable, it seems.
But where do you think you find God and His help? Where it’s comfortable and safe? Or where it’s dangerous and requires faith? I’ll bet you already know the answer to that. Me too. Namely because that is exactly where I have been finding Him the most: out where it’s dangerous.
Don’t get me wrong. There are times that you need a reprieve, times when comfort and safety are a necessity for soul-rest. So obviously, God is in that as well. But we aren’t to live there. And that’s where many of us get hung up: We don’t want to give up that comfort and safety (after all, it feels good to be in a place like that, doesn’t it?). Out of those two places we can live, where do you think God spends most of His time?
Where it’s dangerous.
Where faith is required on our part. Why? We were created in His image; we reflect Him. So we are never more alive than when we are living out our “dangerous” faith, desperate for Him to show up and just as confident that He will. And He does! Every time. Because when we’re living out in the unknown, we find that this is also where God is. And then, to our amazement, we find that He has been waiting for us there all along. Patient. And so loving. I believe it pleases Him greatly when we choose to live our lives like that! Very little in life is more satisfying than being in that place of desperate faith and watching Him show up!
So what about you? Is there something He has been pulling on you to do or pursue and you’ve been too fearful to do anything about it? Will you choose to step out in faith and trust Him to meet you there? Watch Him show up for you!